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Donna DeSimone's Monthly news & Updates
Corona Virus update
As a Dance Educator & Dance Promoter I would like everyone to know how deeply committed to the health and well-being of all my students and patrons of the Long Island dance community.
An Update from Donna DeSimone on COVID-19
Re-Opening Dance Headlines
Tuesday August 4th 2020 7:30pm-8:30pm: Intermediate Hustle
8:40pm-9:40pm: Beginner Hustle
Wednesday August 5th 2020 Inter/Advanced Hustle... 7:30pm- 8:30pm
Intermediate West Coast Swing....8:40pm-9:40pm
Must sign into each class for contact tracing protocols.
Stay engaged : If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact me, Would appreciate your feedback.Full class schedule may resume in September.
I look forward to seeing all of you on the dance floor soon!Stay well, Miss You all !
2020 Dance Schedule
MONDAY & FRIDAY
Private lessons by appointment only.
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & SUNDAY group classes held at:
Attitudes in Motion Dance Studio
756 Old Bethpage Rd. Old Bethpage NY 11804
Private lessons available from 4:30pm-7:30pm
Tuesdays: 7:30pm-8:30pm Intermediate Hustle
Tuesday : Advanced Hustle Performance Team practice
Tuesday: 8:45pm-9:45pm Beginner Hustle on pause until further notice.
Wednesday: 7:45pm-8:45pm Inter/Advanced Hustle,
Wednesday: 8:45pm-10:00pm: Intermediate/Advanced West Coast Swing
Sunday Private lessons available from 10:00am-1:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-2:15: Advanced Hustle
Sunday: 2:30pm-3:30pm: Intermediate Country Two Step
Excalibur Dance Studio, 290 Broad Hollow Rd. Melville NY 11747
Exit 49 North corner of Rt 110 & LIE North Service Road in
Bank of America Building Lower level
Thursday: Privates from 4:45pm-7pm call for appointment.
7:00pm-8:00pm: Advanced Beginner Hustle
8:00pm-9:00pm: Advanced Beginner West Coast Swing
Privates lessons by appointment only in all locations. Need 48 hr notice of all cancellations or will be charged for lesson.
Private lesson 55 mins.
1 person private: $75.00
2 person private $80.00
Group class is $15.00 pay as you go.
Group class discount: take 2 classes at regular price of $15.00 in one week all classes after that is $10.00. Group lessons run from 1 hour -1 hr 15 mins.
Donna has been teaching dance since 1976. Her knowledge of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyric, Broadway Theater, Ballroom and Marital Arts has greatly influenced her Hustle & West Coast dancing with an athletic elegant style.
Donna Competed in Ballroom for 8 years and has many amateur and professional titles in Hustle, American & International Ballroom including USBC American Rhythm Champion.
Donna went on to choreograph for dance tours to China, Italy, Florida, Hershey Park, Carnegie Hall (“Cole Porter’s 100th Birthday Celebration” and “An invitation to Dance” with the NY Pops Orchestra). You can also see her on Cable TV “Touch Dancing” with Alfonzo. Donna co-owned and operated a Ballroom Theater Company for 15 years under the name " Dance Odyssey Productions."
Currently Donna resides on Long Island NY where she teaches dance and runs monthly Hustle, West Coast Swing and Ballrooms dances and Dj's under the name “The DancXchange” in Suffolk and Nassau counties.
Since 1993 Donna has been the Ballroom Entertainment Director and agent for the “Stardust Dance Weekends” and Stardust Cruises.
Donna DeSimone holds many Championship Dance Competition Titles and is the recipient of Numerous Awards for her contribution to the Art of Dance
Her Credits include Theater work, television work, Choreography, and Event Production. Donna has a Lifetime of experience to share
Performing Arts Instructor in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater for over 3 decades. Dance expert in the Social Dances of Ballroom, Latin, Hustle and West Coast Swing. Entertainment Director for Stardust Dance Weekends since 1993.
Full Bio on request
1985 Virginia State Amateur Rhythm Champion
1986 USBC Rhythm Champion
1990 1st Place Zachary's Dance Contest: Mambo
1991 1st Place: Tri-State Dance Championships : Hustle/Mambo
2002 Swing Fling Hustle & West Coast Swing 1st Place
2005-2006 1st Place Professional Just Hustle :
"World Hustle Championships" Hustle Congress
2006 1st Place Theater Arts Hustle : "Hustle Congress"
2006 1st Place: Hustle Congress Team Challenge
2010 1st Place Hustle Congress :
Long Island Dance Force Hustle Champions
2017 1st Place Hustle Congress: Long Island Swustle Team
In appreciation for taking Social Dancing to a new caliber and your promotion of it by example to the Hustle World at large. For your iconic presence in the World of Dance.
2007 IHSC: "Augie & Margo Rodriquez Award presented by Billy Fajardo & Katie Marlow
2010 Hustle Congress: " Inspirational Icon Award" presented by Lori Brizzi
2011 World Hustle: " Christopher M. Nardone Award" presented by Diane Nardone.
2017 Dance Talk Magazine on line poll won title of "Favorite Female Hustle dancer"
2018 Stardust Ballroom Productions: 25 Years of Service for Outstanding vision, dedication, and commitment to excellence
2018 Disco America "Hall of Fame Award"
Presented by Donna Boyle & Joyce Szili
2019 Dance Talk Magazine voted
" All Time Favorite Hustle Dancer"
Monthly Sunday Dance Social
Host, Instructor & DJ Donna DeSimone
Playing Latin, Ballroom, Hustle, West Coast Swing & Country Two Step
Complimentary 45 min Intermediate Hustle lesson from 6:30pm-7:15pm
Admission $20.00 includes:
Cash bar, Convenient location with plenty of free parking, Snacks: Fruit bowl, cheese platter, Veggie platter, dessert, coffee, tea & more.
Meet & Greet Social dance mixer
No dance in April, May 3rd: co-host Louis Del Prete, June 7th, July 12th, August 9th, September 13th, October 11th, November 8th, December 13th
All inclusive Ballroom Dance weekend
122nd Weekend Getaway
Friday- Sunday June 19th-21st 2020
Rooms starting at $495 double occupancy , your rate includes
7 meals, Champagne Cocktail party, Wine Reception
Open bar Cocktail Party & Smorgasbord
Special 5 course Dinner -Saturday Night
Over 50 Dance workshops
Dancing during Lunch & Dinner
Night & Day Dancing to 4 Great DJ's
Saturday Night Theme Parties
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COMPLETED: CHECK BACK FOR FUTURE DANCE CRUISES
All inclusive Ballroom Dance Cruise Dance XVII
10 Night : Western/Northern Caribbean Cruise
Departing from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
February 4th-14th 2020
Fares starting at only $930.00
Over 50 hours of workshops
35 hours of planned social dancing
Fabulous meals & buffets
Broadway shows, Theme Nights
Dance hosts for single ladies and more!
please mention Donna DeSimone when registering.
CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS!
Stardust 2020 Destination Cruise
September 4th-13th 2020
8 Days /7 Night Cruise & 3 Day /2 Night Land .
Departure Port: Barcelona, Spain
Itinerary: Barcelona, Marseille, Savona, Napoli, Palermo, Ibiza
Land Destination: 3 Days/2 nights in Barcelona, Spain
ALL Rates Inclusive Cruise/Hotel/Excursions
rates for double occupancy starting at $3,197
Deposit: $400 per person per cabin
Final balance Due May 22nd 2020
Mention Donna DeSimone when booking your reservation
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call 800 537-2797 , Outside the US & Canada